Etymotic ER-4P: Worth the Money?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by screensaver400, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2005
    My title pretty much sums it up. I'm this close to pulling the trigger on them from Amazon. I had the Shure E2c for a while, but they broke (twice!), and they were never stunningly great.

    Is the Etymotic ER-4P worth the money, or will I regret the purchase? I have a lot of classical in Apple Lossless, and most of my non-lossless music (a little rock, etc) is at least 256kbps AAC.
  2. thehouseofdis macrumors newbie


    Jan 9, 2007
    I just got the ER-4P and the sound is great. They do go quite far into your ear, so you have to be comfortable with that. I've listened to a little Jazz (Supersilent), a little classical (Schostacovich), and a little electronic (Pan Sonic, Ryoji Ikeda) and they all are very detailed with a good sound stage even with my lower quality MP3s.

    If you get them and aren't happy with the sound quality you can always get a little portable amp which will give you an even fuller sound stage.

    So far (5 hours) I give them a thumbs up!

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